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With a new year comes new hope…

Let’s look at some of the most anticipated releases, which ones will you be choosing to borrow in 2021?

Mystery and thriller fans won’t be disappointed as we have plenty in that department to keep you happy in 2021. Elly Griffiths new offering Night Hawks (book 12 in the Ruth Galloway mystery series) has already got a reserve list started, with plenty of library members anticipating the release. Here is a little about this one…

Ruth is back as head of archaeology at the University of North Norfolk when a group of local metal detectorists—the so-called Night Hawks—uncovers Bronze Age artifacts on the beach, alongside a recently deceased body, just washed ashore. Not long after, the same detectorists uncover a murder-suicide—a scientist and his wife found at their farmhouse, long thought to be haunted by the Black Shuck, a humongous black dog, a harbinger of death. The further DCI Nelson probes into both cases, the more intertwined they become, and the closer they circle to David Brown, the new lecturer Ruth has recently hired, who seems always to turn up wherever Ruth goes.

Stuart MacBride’s new book The coffin maker’s garden is also set to make a splash in the new year.

As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains.
With the storm still raging, it’s too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Which means no one knows how many people Smith’s already killed and how many more he’ll kill if he can’t be found and stopped.
The media are baying for blood, the top brass are after a scapegoat, and ex-Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is done playing nice. He’s got a killer to catch, and God help anyone who gets in his way.

James Patterson continues his women’s murder club series with book 21 titled: 21st birthday. We know this is going to be a popular one so do get in quickly.

For the young adult members of the library it’s a great year for fantasy fiction with Sarah J Maas new book A court of silver flames ( book 4 in this exciting series) If you’re desperate to find out what’s going to happen click to reserve now. Also the new release of Witches steeped in gold by Ciannon Smart looks brilliant.

This is a “Caribbean-inspired fantasy debut about two witches from enemy castes–one seeking power, and one seeking revenge–who will stop at nothing to overthrow the Witch Queen, even if it means forming an alliance with each other and unleashing chaos on their island nation” and has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes .”

Lisa Gardner is another popular author here at the library and her latest thriller will be arriving soon. Before she disappeared is due out in January.

One of the Queens of crime writing J.D Robb, is releasing book 52 entitled Faithless in death. She definitely has many loyal followers here at the library so do reserve this one soon to avoid having to wait.

We hope this has made you smile today. Why not start creating a list of books you’d like to read in 2021. If you do like the sound of any of our titles do reserve them using your library card through our website.

All of our staff wish you a Happy New Year 2021, stay safe.

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